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Connecting with the “deep soul” –
Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook

06/13/2013

Abraham Isaac Kook was one of the greatest figures in 20th century Judaism. Considered a prodigy as a child, Kook (pronounced cook) became a rabbi at the age of 23, serving first in small communities in Latvia and Lithuania. In 1904, when he was 39, he moved to Palestine (prior to the formation of Israel) and established a Jewish academy (yeshiva) in the seaport town of Jaffa. Read more

Are the benefits of TM just due to the ‘placebo effect’?

06/06/2013

I find that sometimes people wonder whether the various benefits that meditators say they experience after learning TM are due to the “placebo effect.”

Here’s an interesting response to that question from researcher Dr. David Orme-Johnson: Read more

“Meditation Helps Kids Chill Out, Reduce Impulsivity” –ABC News

05/29/2013

Schools are recognizing that children today are experiencing more anxiety and stress than ever before. Research is highlighting this growing concern: The percentage of children aged 5-17 using antidepressants more than doubled between 1993 and 2003, according to research by Kaiser Permanente. Read more

TM Helping Students in the Caribbean with ADHD

05/22/2013

Many doctors and researchers think that this problem is directly related to the sharp increase of sensory stimulus created by increasing TV watching and computer use. Other researchers are correlating the alarming growth rate of stress and anxiety among children with the alarming increase in the incidence of this debilitating disorder. Read more

Transcendental Meditation Significantly Reduces Post-Traumatic Stress in African Refugees

05/13/2013

Soldiers too often return from wars with the life-damaging effects of post-traumatic stress (PTS). But what about the surviving victims of war? Read more

New American Heart Association Report Informs Doctors TM Lowers Blood Pressure

05/09/2013

A new report from the American Heart Association published on April 22 concluded that the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique lowers blood pressure and recommends that the TM technique may be considered in clinical practice for the prevention and treatment of hypertension. Read more

Transcendental Meditation: Rx for Good Health

05/07/2013

Spending on health care in the United States is projected to reach the totally incomprehensible amount of $4.3 trillion by 2017. But what do we Americans get in return for that enormous sum of money? Read more

“Doctor’s Orders: 20 Minutes Of Meditation Twice a Day” –WSJ

05/03/2013

This past week the front page of the Health section of the Wall Street Journal, America’s most read newspaper, featured a story affirming meditation’s move into mainstream American healthcare. Read more

David Lynch and Russell Brand Join Forces to Bring TM to 1M at-risk Youth

04/25/2013

David Lynch and Russell Brand joined forces to help bring the Transcendental Meditation technique to one million at-risk youth during the premiere of “Meditation, Creativity and Peace” at the Billy Wilder Theatre, Hammer Museum, in Los Angeles on Tuesday, April 2. Read more

Maharishi: “Knowledge of the Knower is the Basis of all Knowing”

04/17/2013

Throughout his more than fifty years of teaching the Transcendental Meditation technique, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi dedicated much of his time and efforts on promoting the understanding that the development of the consciousness of the student is an essential part of achieving the highest ideals of education. Read more

Iowa TM Community Featured in Smithsonian Magazine

04/12/2013

Fairfield, Iowa, might be surrounded by cornfields, farmhouses, silos, and barns, but it’s definitely not your average Midwestern town. It’s the home of Maharishi University of Management (MUM)—one of the reasons Smithsonian magazine dubbed the town of 10,000 one of “The 20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2013” in their April 2013 issue. Read more

New Research Shows TM Helps Improve Quality of Life in HIV Patients

04/09/2013

A first-of-its-kind University of Pennsylvania study found that the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique can help improve vitality and other quality-of-life factors in patients with the HIV virus. Read more

“A Symphony of Silence”

04/02/2013

Shortly after graduating with a degree in philosophy, George Ellis got a phone call from the Dean of Fine Arts at Sacramento City College. “I read your application,” the Dean said, “and we cannot find anyone to go to Folsom Prison and teach Philosophy, and you are our last hope.” Read more

Jazz legends Raise Funds to Bring TM to At-risk Children and Adults

03/27/2013

New York City’s Jazz at Lincoln Center to help the David Lynch Foundation raise funds to help bring the stress-reducing Transcendental Meditation technique to police officers and first-responders suffering from post-traumatic stress, families that have experienced domestic violence, and children on the autistic spectrum disorders. Read more

5 New Findings About Stress–And How TM Can Help

03/20/2013

Getting rid of stress so that we can have a calm, creative mind is a good reason to practice the Transcendental Meditation technique each day. Scientists seem to keep giving us even more incentives to meditate. Read more

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Can TM help these children?

03/12/2013

For the first 14 years of his life, Joey Lowenstein couldn’t write or read or speak. He was locked inside himself. Like millions of children who are autistic, Joey struggles to communicate and to fit into the world around him. Read more

Transcendental Meditation Helps Police with Post Traumatic Stress – PTSD

03/04/2013

When Michael Ortiz retired after more than 20 years as a New York State Trooper and undercover DEA agent, his wife Deborah sensed that there was something not right. Michael had trouble sleeping, was hypersensitive to stress… Read more

Meditation Research Conference Held at NY Academy of Sciences

02/26/2013

Meditation researchers from around the country came together to share findings from new studies on a wide range of different meditation traditions, ranging from mindfulness and Zazen to Qi Gong and the Transcendental Meditation technique. Read more

“Rapturous Joy Transcending Any Other”

02/21/2013

We know about the Buddha’s life chiefly through legends, written down several centuries after he lived. Born Siddhartha Gautama in present-day Nepal, he was a prince who lived an opulent life, shielded by his father, King Suddhodana, from the world’s travails. Read more

Human Suffering and Stress: How can Transcendental Meditation Help?

02/16/2013

In this excerpt from a lecture at historic Jones Hall in Houston, Texas in 1972, Maharishi describes the underlying cause of suffering, the mechanics of stress release and the evolution of human consciousness to enlightenment. Read more

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